In the Shadow of Ebola (2015, 27 min) is an intimate story of a family and a nation torn apart by the Ebola outbreak.  Caught in an invisible war that is painfully reminiscent of the chaos and confusion they lived through during a fourteen-year civil war, a family and a people find the compassion and inner resolve to combat the virus’s spread. Watch the trailer

This special screening is the only public opportunity to see this important new documentary film in Australia.

After the film, there will be a short Q&A with the film-maker, Gregg Mitman in conversation with Libby Robin, Senior Research Fellow at the National Museum of Australia

Visions Theatre

12.30 – 1.30pm

Tuesday 12 May


Free. Bookings essential

In the Shadow of Ebola poster


Gregg Mitman is the Vilas Research and William Coleman Professor of History of Science, Medical History, and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

His teaching and research interests span the history of science, medicine, and the environment in the United States and the world, and reflect a commitment to environmental and social justice. His scholarship seeks to understand the ways in which political economy, cultural values and beliefs, and scientific knowledge intersect in shaping the interactions among people and environments over time.

Libby Robin has worked at the National Museum since 1998 as a curator, researcher and environmental historian.